Windows 7 Not Genuine Error – Make Windows 7 Genuine for Free [Guide]

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How to Fix the Windows 7 Not Genuine Error and Make Windows 7 Genuine for Free: Windows 8 has been available for quite some time, and now we are having the reviews from the people who have tried this latest version of Windows. If those reviews are anything to go with, then it seems that people love Windows 7 more than they do Windows 8. I am also among such people. Talking about Windows 7, there are many features to consider it over any other version of Windows. If you are using this Windows, then I am quite sure that you must be having very good computing experience, right? Oops! You love all features of Windows 7, but don’t like the ‘Windows 7 Not Genuine Error‘? I hope you know why this error pops up. Yeah, because you are using cracked or pirated version of Windows 7. But you might be wondering how you could solve out this problem and start using Windows 7 flawlessly.


Windows 7 Not Genuine Error

If just like many other people, you are not in the mood of purchasing genuine version, and are looking for the way to fix the aforementioned error on your pirated version itself, then you are on the right page. Fixing the ‘This copy of Windows is not genuine‘ error in Windows 7 is very simple. The fix is done with a simple command in command prompt. If you are curious to know about how to fix ‘Windows 7 Not Genuine’ error, then read out this article ahead.


How to Fix ‘Windows 7 Not Genuine Error’


  • As mentioned already, the fix is performed via command prompt. So of course, the very first thing that you need to do is to open the command prompt on your Windows 7 PC. Make sure that you use the ‘run as administrator’ option to open command prompt. This can be done by right-clicking the CMD icon and then choosing the option’ Run as Administrator’.
  • So now the command prompt window is open. All you need to do is to key in the following command.


  • After typing the above command in command prompt, press the ‘Enter’. 
  • Wait for few seconds.
  • After two or three seconds, a new window will pop up. This new window, which has the title ‘‘Windows Script Host’’ pops to inform you that command has been completed successfully, and now you should restart your system so that changes can take effect. Below is the screenshot of window which I am talking about.


Windows Script Host


  • Once the above window has popped up, your next step is to do what that window suggested you to do. Yeah, restart your Windows 7 PC or laptop.
  • After the Windows 7 is restarted, you would not see that annoying ‘Windows 7 Not Genuine’ error. A happy ending to annoying error with a simple step.


That’s it. This is the way you can remove the ‘Windows 7 Not Genuine Error‘. Very simple procedure, and does not cost anything. Though there is not any chance of your meting any problem, but still, if any problem is there, do let us know about that via your comment in the below comment box.

Check out this post as well: How to Fix Windows 7 Black Screen Error in BootCamp


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28 Responses to “Windows 7 Not Genuine Error – Make Windows 7 Genuine for Free [Guide]”

  1. latha

    Jul 20. 2013

    A message like
    “SLMGR is not recognized as an internal or external command,operable program or batch file” is being displayed in command prompt after the command.
    There is no new window pooping up.

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  2. Nelg

    Jul 25. 2013

    Correction: it’s SLMGR.VBS -REARM

    It worked with me, thanks!

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    • Amy Permalino

      Oct 24. 2013

      It didn’t work with me. Please help.

      Prompted me with below:

      Error: 0xC004F025 Access denied: the requested action requires elevated privileges

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      • PrIyAnGsHu

        Oct 28. 2013

        Right click on Command Prompt and then select “Run as administrator”, and then go with the procedure. That’s it, hope it helps.

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        • Jim

          Nov 29. 2013

          No, it doesn’t help.

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          • charly

            Dec 02. 2013

            try this: SLMGR /REARM

      • Kushagra bhatt

        Dec 07. 2013

        Run cmd as run as administrator and then try “slmgr -rearm” and press enter

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  3. Asish

    Jul 26. 2013

    it works but window activation says you should activate your windows with in 30 days.
    This means it only makes the window genuine for 30 days after that it will become nongenuine

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    Oct 18. 2013

    SLMGR.VBS -REARM it not worked

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  5. Diyon

    Oct 30. 2013

    Will any of my data ( saved documents and games ) erase after I do this?? Please help soon..

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  6. Dinesh Naik

    Nov 11. 2013

    it worked but only for 30 days it seems may i know any other techniques for a long peroid like a Year or so. plzzzzzzzupdate

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  7. saurabh

    Nov 13. 2013

    this will work for 30 days, and we use this command maximum 3 time what to do after… please send the fix on my email

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  8. Muhammad Khalid

    Nov 17. 2013

    if it doesn’t work you make sure you are putting Space after the SLMGR you must type space like that

    SLMGR -REARM not like that SLMGR-RAERM

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    • Jim

      Nov 29. 2013

      If you can’t offer a working solution, don’t post ridiculous comments related to “space”, “run as administrator”, etc. Everyone gets it, and it’s no the issue. The “slmgr -rearm” does NOT work anymore. The Windows team is not so stupid not to find a way to fix that hole.

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  9. JMK

    Nov 21. 2013

    This method worked for me for 3 times, but now options are either to reinstall windows again or bare the pain of display resulting in “window 7 build 7601 this copy of the windows in not genuine”.
    Would love to know if there is any long time solution to this…….thanks every one here.

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  10. ASAD

    Nov 24. 2013

    Type SLMGR then – then REARM

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  11. fajar jamal

    Dec 04. 2013

    Hi buddy,

    As you said I did in my pc and I succeed in it. Now the problem is when I restarted the pc it shows this is valid only for 30days. What to do?

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  12. Ritu

    Dec 12. 2013

    when i switch on my lappy the screen is fully black wid no icons except for the comment in right corner ‘this copy of windows is not genuine’
    now wat do i do wen i m nt even able to see the start button..
    plzz help…

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  13. Shaheen

    Dec 21. 2013

    It really has worked, Now I will restart my system, thanks!

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  14. abdullah rao

    Dec 28. 2013

    i have used this command…It is working
    but my internet explorer & google crome is still not working
    just desktop non genuine sign has removed….pl advise????

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    • wiznu

      Jan 02. 2014

      well seems that command has some limit, after 8-10 times it will tell u to reinstall the OS

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  15. Danish

    Jan 02. 2014

    you r gr8. i tried WAT method

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  16. vandana

    Jan 08. 2014

    its not workin pls tell any other way to make windows genuine……………….

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  17. Mobztah

    Jan 10. 2014

    For those who already experienced this error “SLMGR is not recognized as an internal or external command,operable program or batch file” Here’s the steps to fix it just follow.

    1.Open My Computer.
    2.→ Local Disk (C:)
    3.→ Windows
    4.→ System 32
    5.Find slmgr.vbs.getgenuine (or something that related to it’s name)
    6.Rename it into slmgr.vbs
    7.Message Pop-up Just Click Ok….
    8.Then repeat the Guide on how to remove WGA.

    Hope it Works!
    420Philippines 😀

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  18. shah

    Jul 03. 2014

    This slmgr -rearm is not a solution at all. It just works, true. but then you have to do it again in a short time. after two three times, you are no more allowed to do this and then that stupid message ‘not genuine’ keeps popping up again. If you do not have any genuine solution, why do you waste our time? stop fooling peple

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